Wealth and Society Part 03


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Economics

Early Islamic Society

Self-effacement became second nature with the Companions. Ibn-i-Omar tells that, “We have seen days when none of us had a greater claim on his wealth than his Muslim brother.”

Consequently, many events took place which joined the frontiers of kindliness with those of fellowship, and which carried fellowship to the heights of altruism and self-sacrifice. It is related by Ibn-i-Omar that “Once a Companion of the Holy Prophet received the head of a goat as a gift. Thinking that such-and-such a person had a greater need of it, he sent it to him. But he, too, thought the same and sent it to another friend. The head of the goat, thus, travelled from one person to another till after making a round of seven homes it came back to the Companion who had received it first.”

March 14, 2010

THE HARMS OF MASTURBATION


Beliefs & Practices, Masturbation - A disastrous problem faced by the youth

Every harm is the result of sins. Hence, the harms of masturbation proves that it is a sin. Why should it not be so when sins are the root of misfortune and the key to all vices. Ibne Qayyim (Rahmatullahi alaihi) says:

“The reason for every loss, misfortune and evil in this world and the hereafter is sin and opposing the Lawsand Commands of Allah Ta’ala. Moreover, sin destroys bounties and blessings as fire burns wood.” It is possible to divide the harms of this vile act as follows:

SHAR’I (RELIGIOUS) HARMS

The Shar’i harms are many. Some of them are as follows:

December 19, 2009

Hadith Number Six


Chapter 06 - The virtue of Makkah And The Holy Kaabah, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

Hazrat Anas bin Maalik R.A. reports that Rasulullah Sal’am said: ‘The salaat which a person performs in his house is one salaat; and his salaat in the local masjid is equal to 25 salaats: and his salaat in the Jaame Masjid where the people gather is rewarded to the extent of five hundred salaats; and his salaat in the mosque of Jerusalem, Masjidul Aqsaa is rewarded to the extent of fifty thousand salaats: and his salaat in my mosque-Masjidul Nabawi in the Holy Mosque of Makkah is rewarded to the extent of one hundred thousand salaats’
The fact that salaat in the Holy Mosque of Makkah is rewarded up to one hundred thousand times be borne out by many ahaadith.

November 20, 2009

Chapter 02 THE QUR’AN AND TAQLEED Part 1


Fiqh, The Legal Status of Following a Madhab

“O you who believe, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you.” (4:59)

The ‘ulul amr’ (those in authority) are said by some to be the Muslim rulers and governors and by others to be the jurists. The second explanation is by Sayyidina Jabir ibn Abdullah, Abdullah ibn Abbas, Mujahid, Ata ibn Abu Rabah, Ata ibn as-Sa’ib, Hasan Basri, Abu al-Aaliyah and many others. Imam Razi has preferred this explanation citing many arguments.

He said:

“It is preferrable to apply the meaning ‘ulama to ulul amr’ in this verse.” (Tafseer Kabeer v3 p334)

August 18, 2008